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Ron Howard Biography

Birth Name:
Ronald William Howard
Birth Place:
Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Profession
Actor, director, producer, writer

Fast Facts

  • First screen role was in the 1956 Western Frontier Woman at 18 months old
  • Stage debut (at age 2) was in a Baltimore production of The Seven-Year Itch, which was directed by his father
  • Was a high school classmate of Rene Russo
  • At his 1975 wedding to high school sweetheart Cheryl Alley, the ushers were Happy Days costars Donnie Most, Anson Williams and Tom Bosley
  • Made directorial debut in 1977 with Grand Theft Auto, co-written with his father and produced by Roger Corman
  • Narrated the sitcom Arrested Development, for which he was also a producer

Awards

  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: nominated
  • 2017BAFTA Film Awards-Best Documentary: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: nominated
  • 2016Grammy-Best Music Film: winner
  • 2014BAFTA Film Awards-Outstanding British Film: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009BAFTA Film Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2009Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2009Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2009BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 2008Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2008Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 2008Las Vegas Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 2008Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Director: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2002BAFTA Film Awards-The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: nominated
  • 2002Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: winner
  • 2002BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2002Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2001Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: winner
  • 2001Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: winner
  • 2001Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: winner
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Miniseries: winner
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1996Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 1995Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: winner
  • 1985Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 1982Emmy-Outstanding Children's Program: nominated
  • 1978Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated

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